These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience

28th
Oct 2016
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Oct 28 2016 00:48
No day goes by these days that you don't hear about the "scary potential" for machine learning
Eric Leung
@erictleung
Oct 28 2016 01:04
Sorry for the spam of articles but this article has a very provocative title, "AI can learn from data without every having access to it"
Hèlen Grives
@mesmoiron
Oct 28 2016 09:02
@erictleung Don't bother; I just enjoy your articles as they complement my own findings. Keep up the good work :+1:
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 28 2016 12:02

People

Meetups today: Customer Journey Analysis; Recurrent Neural Networks

I went yesterday to the following meetup:
https://www.meetup.com/Data-Science-Amsterdam/events/234940750/?comment_table_id=471971404&comment_table_name=event_comment

Both presentations were very good:

  • The presentation by Gosia Wrzesinska focused on a simple technique they are implementing to show clicking behaviour after following the Customer Journey. Although not mentioned, core to the presentation was the use of Rax, a interpreted language on top of SQL that they develop and that so far it is dedicated to make difficult time-based analyses on SQL. Hard to learn but it could be VERY useful. The team is formed by students from a Dutch university.
  • The presentation by Rob Romijnders was more a good introduction to recurrent neural networks and their use. He also presented the use of recurrent neural networks to study heart-related disorders by identifying and predicting anomalies in cardiograms, as well as discussed the use in neural networks as an alternative to traditional time series analysis. Rob is also Open Source, having a github account, and writes frequently about Neural Networks.
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 28 2016 18:12

People

News from Outside World: Did you know about linkedin acquiring Linda.com?

Here an article commenting the takeover and how "disruptive" this is expected to be. I think I already commented some time ago but I am doing it again after @revisualize' post above. Again: the Online Training world is becoming REALLY hot. Google is also after another platform, I think is either Udemy or Iversity. So expect the big ones to start entering this Market. I have commented several times in the past the Online Learning Platforms are not new but are gaining momentum. It is worth keeping track on and even participate.
https://talentedlearning.com/linkedin-outfoxes-many-with-lynda-com-aquistion/
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 28 2016 18:21
@erictleung Excellent articles... That one about the chat is really moving, provoked mixed feelings on me. I was even thinking if that would be a tribute I would make for someone close to me given the case. After a thought I decided that I definitively wouldn't.
Hèlen Grives
@mesmoiron
Oct 28 2016 18:30
@evaristoc now we can plot the perfect murder and insist our alter AI did it or accuse someone else like forging a signature. We will get new movie blasters and lots of new law. Artificial master plot The Brain. Yep Armageddon will be totally different.
Hèlen Grives
@mesmoiron
Oct 28 2016 18:38
I have been a life long leaner always mocked at because of it. Now LinkedIn is occupying that space. Nostalgia is washed away and I need to find a new space to explore as deviant. Ronald Dahl was my favorite with the brains in a jar. Luka is like that. But still deep waters have lots of surprises. Mirroring people let you find more treasure troves of hidden thoughts and meanings. Like ever expanding decision trees.
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 28 2016 19:01
:+1: :)